After apparently leaking the specs online and quickly pulling them, Sony is now teasing the Xperia Z4 tablet as the Mobile World Congress nears.
Sony was expected to officially announce the Xperia Z4 tablet and/or smartphone back at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. However, the troubled handset maker is just about ready to talk about what could be its last tablet.
"Slimmer," "lighter" and "brighter" are the words Sony used to describe the tablet that many in the Google Plus post initially figured to be a smartphone and by some viewers confused with the cropped image -- thankfully, there was no debate as to whether the tablet is black and blue or white and gold.
While there weren't many specifics revealed, the Xperia Lounge appears to have leaked information about the upcoming tablet. Adding to the intrigue, the post was post-dated March 3.
"Sony is now introducing the new Xperia Z4 tablet: Sony's stunning 2K display combined with the latest ultra-fast processor and industry leading battery performance delivers unrivaled entertainment in a lightweight premium...," stated the introductory text to a promo that appeared and disappeared from the Xperia Lounge.
There have been number of other leaks, though some elements of the information conflict with what was revealed through the Xperia Lounge. One leak stated that the Xperia Z4 tablet would feature a screen resolution of 3840 x 2400 and a 2.86 GHz Qualcomm 810. The 2K resolution reference by the lounge rules out the one element of that source's information.
With a grain of salt and a glass of water in hand, the rest of the above source's information will feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of long-term storage space. Its "effective picture resolution" is about 8.08 MP, shot through a camera that has a 25mm F1.8 Carl Zeiss lens.
The Xperia Z4 tablet and smartphone could be two of the most important mobile devices Sony has released in a while. Strong support for the devices could see Sony stick with its mobile devices division a little longer or the smartphone and tablet could be the last of their line.
While detailing its plans to spin off its video and sound business to help it reach its goal of $4.2 billion in operating profits, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai wouldn't rule out the possibility of selling off other divisions.
"It's not that we aren't thinking about partnering or selling to other firms at all ... Depending on the situation, we'll have to consider (such options)," Hirai stated.